Desk/Work

MUJI manufactured by Thonet

I’ve been super excited by this ever since I saw the press release, and even though it’s not available for purchase online, you can buy the pieces from the two New York stores where they are on view.

MUJI U.S.A. LIMITED announces its new furniture line, MUJI manufactured by Thonet. Thonet, a German manufacturer of high-quality furnishings, is producing a simplified form of bentwood and tubular steel furniture for the MUJI line.This line aims to bring back design masterpieces with MUJI’s extraordinary and clear simplicity. It reflects part of MUJI’s basic concept, to offer quality goods with affordable prices by streamlining the process and selecting materials which coincides with the Thonet’s original philosophy.MUJI manufactured by Thonet is displayed at Times Square Store and Chelsea Store.

Thonet Beech Table, $795.75
Thonet Beech Bentwood Chair, $495.75
Thonet Steel Pipe Chair, $575.75
Thonet Steel Pipe Desk, $675.75

Contact MUJI Times Square or Chelsea location to purchase.

sawhorse worktable

Check out this new desk from West Elm. It’s very similar in look & feel to the Plane Table (from The Conran Shop) but there’s a difference in size, materials, and price (of course).

An expansive tabletop rests securely on two sturdy legs. Single drawer. Tabletop and legs of wood construction with durable sungkai wood veneer. Variations in richly textured, prominently grained sungkai make each piece unique. Simple assembly.

60″w x 23.5″d x 29.25″h

$549.00, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $549.00
Availability: Buy sawhorse worktable here

StudioDesk

Specifically designed for laptop users, this desk hides all peripherals underneath the surface to allow for a clean and organized workspace.

All peripherals and excess cables are hidden just under the sliding desktop surface. The storage compartment is therefore conveniently accessed from above. An elongated slot across the width of the desktop allows the necessary peripheral & power cables to enter/exit at any point, thereby keeping the desktop clear of clutter.

47″w x 27.5″d x 29.5″h

$599.95, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $599.95
Availability: Buy StudioDesk here

Console Desk by Studio Moe

This slim-lined console desk by Studio Moe was a quiet star at ICFF this year. The dimensions allow for placement pretty much anywhere that’s tight on space (depth wise), yet it has the full functionality of a desk with its well crafted drawer and wide work space.

All of our pieces are created from resawn hardwood beams salvaged from dismantled buildings across the country…Close to a billion board feet of wood are removed from buildings in the US every year. By reusing this material we reduce the impact on our landfills, eliminate the need to harvest trees, and are reminded of the simple beauty inherent in old wood. We use Ash as our primary species. An indigenous hardwood, ash has a unique blend of durability, stability and warmth.

w53″ x d15.25″ x h29″

$1,375.00, Buy it here.

Also pictured: Dining Chair, $800.00,
Buy it here.

[posted by katie]

Purchase Information:

Price: $1,375.00
Availability: Buy Console Desk by Studio Moe here

Sinus trestle

So if you live inside the EU, these trestles are pretty reasonably priced (not to mention very cool)…but don’t get your heart set on them if you’re in the US, because then shipping makes it twice as expensive.

“The trestle Sinus consists of not more than one piece of steel tube.
Sinus is thereby stackable and with its merely three legs sees to a lot of legroom under the table.”

Sinus is available in the colours: Black, White, Blood Orange and Chrome.
H 72 cm x W 74 cm x D 36 cm
185 € per pair VAT included.
(shipping inside the EU is 29,50€, inside Germany is 9,90€)

More information:

View Sinus trestle here

Urban Hardwoods

Urban Hardwoods has such a wide variety of beautiful pieces, all handmade from salvaged wood in Seattle. I found them while drooling over a coffee table (lower right), and I’d recommend taking a look through their collection if you’re fond of modern wood pieces.
And, for you lucky San Francisco residents, they’re opening up a new showroom in March.

“Our goal is fairly straightforward — to be the most progressive, responsible and sustainable wood furniture manufacturer/retailer in America…With every piece we craft, we respect the natural character and imperfections of the tree we use. We let the natural shapes, holes, curves and “live edges” of the tree remain. Our craftsmen work to preserve the tree that once was — and the work-of-art that will be.” -Urban Hardwoods

Headboards range from $650.00-$3500.00
Black Walnut Dining Table, shown bottom left: $8650.00
Seattle Bench, top right: $1200.00
butternut console table, middle left: $3300.00
cedar occasional table, middle right: $650.00
pacific madrone coffee table: $950.00
maple valley coffee table, lower right: $2100.00

Buy it here.

More information:

View Urban Hardwoods here

Trestle Desk

Not sure how this would stand up to years of use, but if you’re on a budget, it looks like it would be an acceptable work surface.

Simple lines and clean construction give this functional desk a modern appeal. Perfect for a home office, it offers plenty of options for storage with its four side shelves and ample desk top. Desk with solid wood construction is easy to assemble.

White or Black.
Measures 29″ H x 64″ W x 30″ D.

$239.99, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $239.99
Availability: Buy Trestle Desk here

Bond Desk

If you’re on a budget, one of these desks might do the trick of getting your home office in tip top shape.

Functional modular office essentials with a contemporary slant. Cantilevered desktops sit atop angled legs. Two drawers. Wood construction. Simple assembly. Oak veneer.

large, 52.5″w x 26″d x 30″h, $399.00, Buy it here.
small, 36.5″w x 26″d x 30″h, $299.00, Buy it here.

More information:

View Bond Desk here

Folding laptop Desk/TV Tray

Similar to the Case Dining and Coffee Table, this little guy is foldable, freeing up your living space whenever you don’t need a work surface.

folded: 15″w x 27″h x 2.5″d
open: 15″w x 27″d x 27″h

$129.00, at tinyliving.com

Purchase Information:

Price: $129.00
Availability: Buy Folding laptop Desk/TV Tray here

Herman Miller® Enchord™ Desk

This is an excellent example of a desk that will keep you on top of clutter, namely because there’s no place to stash it except in neat piles along the lower shelf. If that seems entirely implausible, the handy mobile cabinet keeps the clean lines yet has ample storage for your odds and ends.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $729.00
Available from: Herman Miller

Globus

This may be the craziest thing I’ve seen all day. But, if you like the idea of working in a mobile pod then the Globus is for you.

Globus is a compact personal mobile workstation that offers flexibility thanks to it’s rotating chair, the pull out table top and castors. You can work with or without a notebook. You can work where ever you want. You move your flexible workstation to a place where you want to be, open it and work. Flexible and functional, Globus can be used in the office but also at home. A sophisticated work station demonstrating a truly appealing example of innovative design.

[posted by kris]

Purchase Information:

Price: $8,775
Availability: Buy Globus here

Muji Aluminum Table

Remember how in the 90′s design was considered ‘modern’ if it was made out of stainless steel or some other metal? It was almost like a designer’s shortcut. It left a bad taste in my mouth related to anything masquerading as modern when it was just a regular product cast in metal. This, however, is certainly not the case with this lovely aluminum table from Muji. I love the subtle transition from the top of the table down to the slim line legs.

Muji, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways…

[posted by kris]

Purchase Information:

Price: $765
Availability: Buy Muji Aluminum Table here

One-to-Two

Here’s a neat table from Nathalie Nebout, with legs that fold the Oak half inside the steel.

[posted by kris]

More information:

View One-to-Two here

Sawhorse Worktable

Compared to the Mason Glass Top Desk priced at $1,150.00 with similar trestle table legs, this worktable is quite a steal. (The $1,150.00 table has much chunkier legs, but if you’re on a budget, skinnier legs do the job just fine.)

“Modern industry. An expansive glass tabletop rests upon two sleek steel-plated legs with a black nickel finish. Simple assembly.”

60″w x 28″d x 29.75″h.

$449.00, available at West Elm.

Purchase Information:

Price: $449.00
Available from: West Elm

Convertible Compact Desk

This is a perfect solution for anyone short on space- you simply slide the top panel out when you need more work surface.

What looks like a 30″ cabinet converts to a 55″ full-size desk, making it a clever solution for studio apartments and multipurpose rooms. A quick slide of its top panel reveals hard-working amenities. When open, the top of the cabinet reveals generous storage space for a laptop, plus cubbies with removable dividers to stow paper clips, rubber bands and other smalls. Cord cutouts in back let you charge iPods, laptop and cell phones. Below are a storage drawer and one letter- and legal-size file.

30″Wx21.75″Dx30″H closed (55.25″ open)

$499.00, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

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